HD photographs of Le Commerce et l'Agriculture statue on Rotonde de Beauvais at Musee du Louvre - Page 584
We were again at the Musee du Louvre in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris, when we took these high definition photos showing the statue called Le Commerce et l'Agriculture, which was sculpted by Leon Leopold Chambard.
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This first HD photo shows the statue called Le Commerce et l'Agriculture, which is referred to as an allegorical statue, and this is located on the top of the wing called the Rotonde de Beauvais, sometimes also called the Pavillon de Beauvais.
Now you can find this statue on the outside of the former Palais du Louvre facing the Rue de Rivoli having exited the internal courtyard of the Cour Carree and turned the corner, and it is one of three allegories that are located on this outside edge of the wing.
So this particular statue representing Commerce and Agriculture was produced by Louis Leon Leopold Chambard, who in fact also sculpted the other two allegory statues for the Rotonde de Beavais pavilion of The Louvre, which are called La Force and L'Abondance.
But this next HD photograph shows a close up of Le Commerce et L'Agriculture statue so that you can see the fine detailing that went into just this one small sculpture with the three mythical winged children or cupids, which was put in place in 1857, yet is very hard to see properly without a camera or binoculars.
As we mentioned earlier, this was produced by Louis Leon Leopold Chambard, who was born in 1811 and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris to become a French sculptor, and starting to present works at the Paris Salons, he ended up winning the Prix de Rome for one his compositions, which meant he could further his studies at the Villa Medici in Italy.
And upon his return from Rome Leon Leopold Chambard received several commissions for embellishments to adorn tourist attractions in Paris such as the Palais du Luxembourg and of course the Palais du Louvre, which was when the city was being revamped through a major restoration project during the Second Empire.
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